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  • Provenance

    Piero Crommelynck Collection, Paris

  • Literature

    Williams College 225-236

  • Artist Biography

    Jim Dine

    American • 1935

    There's a considerable chance that any given piece of art with a heart has been made by Jim Dine. The artist has been prolific in his 60-plus years of producing works, from large-scale Pop-inflected paintings to emotive and lush collaged works-on-paper. Even while working within a childlike vocabulary, Dine has often been considered alongside rougher painters like Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, and has surprised critics and audiences by flexing his muscles as an original generator of performance art "Happenings" or towering series of sculptures.

    Dine never fails to surprise at the auction block. His best at-auction works, stemming from the 1960s, often double their pre-auction estimates. His two highest results were $420,000 in 2007 and $418,000 more recently in 2015.

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Mabel

1977
The complete set of 12 etchings, on Richard de Bas hand-made paper, with full margins, with accompanying text by Robert Creeley, the sheets loose (as issued), contained in two glassine-covered card folders, within the original linen-covered portfolio with printed title.
Portfolio 21 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (53.5 x 41 cm)
The etchings each signed and numbered 50/60 in pencil, further signed in pencil by the artist and author and numbered '50' on the colophon (there were also 10 artist's proofs), printed and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,000

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017